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#1 posted 03-07-2018 03:19 PM

I would recommend keeping it simple, and keeping plenty of space around it.

That way when you inevitably want to add onto it, it doesn’t seem like too much of a hassle and you actually get it done.

A simple gable roofed barn style building is the quickest, easiest and cheapest structure to build onto. Need another 20’ on your shop? Just knock out the back wall and build it, no consideration for fancy framing needed, just copy what you already have. Need to extend to the sides? You can throw up a lean-to on the side without even pulling a permit in most places. Throw up another lean-to on the other side for an open-air drying rack for green lumber, etc….

Anticipate outgrowing your shop. It’s not a possibility, it’s an eventuality.


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